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I just replaced the battery in my 1996 Nissan Maxima. Now the radio doesnt work. My mechanic says I need some sort of code to get it working again

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If it is the factory fitted radio check your manaul it may have the code for it in there if not contact the maker of the radio to get code it may cost you $25aud

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